Justice Assistance Grant (JAG)
The Office of Justice Policy and Programs is the fiduciary agent and grant administrator for the County's major federal funding for law enforcement, prosecution, crime prevention and education, and technology improvement through the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (or JAG).
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Title II)
The Office of Justice Policy and Programs administers the Title II Juvenile Justice funds that reduce delinquent behaviors in minority youth, reduce minority youth arrests, and/or reduce disparity in the juvenile justice system. Through our advocacy, we have successfully convinced the Ohio Department of Youth Services, the granting agency, to include LGBTQ youth as eligible for these funds for the first time.
S.T.O.P. Violence Against Women (VAWA)
The Office of Justice Policy and Programs is the fiduciary agent and grant administrator for the County's Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) funds which is intended to improve response and to enhance services for victims of domestic and sex crimes by law enforcement, prosecution, victim services organizations, and the courts. Projects to be funded by VAWA include victim and anti-stalking advocates in the courts, City Attorney, and County Prosecutor's offices, domestic violence warrants enforcement and detectives in the Sheriff's office, sexual assault and trauma care, victim advocates, sexual violence advocacy training, safe exchange for shared custody, and specific outreach to the Hispanic and Somali communities.